[Beowulf] petabyte for $117k
mm at yuhu.biz
Wed Sep 2 05:44:12 EDT 2009
On Wednesday 02 September 2009 11:23:46 Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 04:28:10PM -0700, Bill Broadley wrote:
> > I'm very curious to hear how they are in production. I've had vibration
> > of
> My thoughts exactly.
> > large sets of drives basically render the consumer drives useless.
> > Timeouts, highly variable performance, drives constantly dropping out of
> > raids. It became especially fun when the heavy I/O of a rebuild knocks
> > additional drives out of the array.
> Also my experience down to a T.
> > I'd also worry that running the consumer drives well out of spec (both in
> > duty cycle and vibration) might significantly shorten their lives.
> > Are the 7200.11 1.5TB seagate's particularly vibration resistant?
> No. They're awful, as the entire 7200.11 line (I've had failures
> in 750 GByte, 1 TByte, 1.5 TByte, everywhere, even with reasonably
> small drive populations).
I have the same experience with those drives. Not really reliable.
> > Maybe those $0.23 nylon standoffs work better than I'd expect.
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